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Haqqani network militant killed, Afghanistan saysupdated: Sun Aug 26 2012 15:15:00

A militant leader blamed for high-profile attacks in Afghanistan, including last year's 20-hour attack on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, has been killed, an Afghan official said Sunday.

Suicide bomber detonates at Afghan wedding, kills at least 17updated: Sat Jul 14 2012 10:25:00

A lone suicide bomber detonated a vest filled with explosives at a wedding in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least 17 guests, including a top politician, authorities said.

Nearly 30 die in two Afghan attacksupdated: Wed Jun 20 2012 11:09:00

Bombings in two restive eastern Afghan provinces killed at least 29 people Wednesday, authorities said.

U.S. Embassy pulls its personnel from Afghan media centerupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 06:59:00

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul is withdrawing its personnel from an Afghan media center, saying it is reviewing and reassessing its relationship.

Fatal shooting at U.S. Embassy in Kabulupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 18:50:00

An American and an Afghan are fatally shot inside the U.S. Embassy compound in Kabul. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.

2 die in U.S. Embassy shooting in Kabulupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 18:50:00

An Afghan employee of the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan who opened fire at a CIA annex there worked as part of a local guard force, a U.S. official said Monday.

Suicide attack kills 17 in Afghanistanupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 08:18:00

A suicide attack in Afghanistan's Kandahar province killed at least 17 people and wounded 23 others on Friday, officials said.

Possible attack on U.S. Afghan embassy thwartedupdated: Fri Dec 24 2010 10:09:00

A potential attack against the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan appeared to be thwarted Friday as a joint Afghan and international military patrol killed two men during an operation in Kabul, according to an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) statement.

Aid workers' security situation spurs talks on Afghan contractor banupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 17:39:00

Concerned a ban on security contractors in Afghanistan will curtail the efforts of development workers, the State Department is feverishly negotiating with the Afghan government about a set of conditions that will allow private security details to operate in the country, senior U.S. officials told CNN.

New commander calls for unity in Afghanistanupdated: Sat Jul 03 2010 13:51:00

Gen. David Petraeus called for unity on all fronts of the war in Afghanistan during a speech Saturday in Kabul.

Report warns of overwork, low morale at U.S. Embassy in Afghanistanupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 19:55:00

A State Department inspector general's report says the U.S. Embassy staff in Afghanistan suffers from morale problems, overwork and the constant demands of visiting VIPs, which the report calls "war tourism."

Afghanistan postpones parliamentary election until fallupdated: Sun Jan 24 2010 06:33:00

Afghanistan said Sunday it will postpone parliamentary elections from May until September.

Embassy whistleblower speaksupdated: Fri Sep 11 2009 02:10:00

A whistleblower who uncovered deviant behaviour by U.S. Embassy guards in Kabul speaks exclusively to CNN's Paula Newton.

Whistleblower sues Afghanistan security contractorupdated: Fri Sep 11 2009 02:10:00

A former manager for the private contractor that provides guards for the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan said he tried to blow the whistle more than a year ago about inadequate staffing and improper behavior by guards, including going to brothels and sex trafficking.

Whistle-blower: Contractor mischief in Kabul 'over the top'updated: Sat Sep 05 2009 22:53:00

A whistle-blower who helped shed light on misconduct among the ranks of contractors working as guards for the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan is back home in England sooner than he expected after he resigned in the fallout of the scandal.

14 from U.S. Embassy security staff in Afghanistan firedupdated: Sat Sep 05 2009 02:32:00

Fourteen employees of a U.S. security contractor accused of wrongdoing at the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan have been fired and were leaving the country, the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan said Friday.

Wackenhut aids inquiry into its Afghanistan contractorupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 20:05:00

The parent company of a security contractor said Thursday it is "fully cooperating" in the investigation of allegations that the contractor allowed mistreatment, sexual activity and intimidation within the ranks of private guards hired to protect the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan.

U.S. Embassy probes 'deviant' guards' conductupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 08:57:00

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul said it is joining the inquiry into claims that some of its private security guards practiced hazing rituals, sexual activity and intimidation.

Kabul embassy reportupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 08:57:00

A new report finds a complete breakdown of discipline at the U.S. embassy in Afghanistan. CNN's Jill Dougherty reports

U.S. contractor accused of 'deviant hazing'updated: Wed Sep 02 2009 23:09:00

Some private security guards hired to protect the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan say their contractor has allowed widespread mistreatment, sexual activity and intimidation within their ranks, according to the watchdog group Project On Government Oversight (POGO).

Blast kills senior Afghan intelligence officialupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 21:29:00

A suicide attack in Afghanistan killed the deputy director of Afghanistan's intelligence service and 22 others Wednesday, an official said.

Rivals claim success in Afghan voteupdated: Fri Aug 21 2009 15:25:00

Afghan President Hamid Karzai's campaign team claimed Friday he was on track for victory in the country's presidential election, while his close rival Abdullah Abdullah also said he was leading the vote.

Roadside bombings double in Afghanistanupdated: Tue Dec 30 2008 09:22:00

The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan said roadside bombs have doubled and kidnapping have increased over the last year in the war-torn country, but said the cultivation of opium poppies that is used to produce heroin has declined.

U.S. probe: Afghan airstrike killed at least 33 civiliansupdated: Wed Oct 08 2008 18:17:00

A U.S. military probe has found that an airstrike in western Afghanistan killed at least 33 civilians last month -- in sharp contrast to the five to seven civilian deaths initially reported.

U.S. apologizes for Afghan civilian deathsupdated: Wed Sep 17 2008 08:06:00

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates apologized Wednesday for recent U.S. airstrikes that have killed civilians in Afghanistan.

Teddy bears, lab goggles, letters remember Virginia Tech victimsupdated: Wed Apr 16 2008 08:23:00

Erin Sheehan was a freshman last year when Seung-Hui Cho peeked through the door of her German class. The next hour of her life would become a struggle for survival.

Afghan warlord claims credit for Kabul bombingupdated: Tue Nov 27 2007 03:15:00

An anti-government group led by Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on a convoy of U.S. contractor SUVs near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul Tuesday morning, an Afghan police official said.

Taliban claim deadly Kabul bombingupdated: Fri Sep 08 2006 02:56:00

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for a massive suicide car bombing that killed at least 18 people -- including two U.S. soldiers -- near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.

Kabul blast on U.S. office kills 9updated: Sun Aug 29 2004 10:12:00

An explosion that destroyed a building in downtown Kabul killed 9 people -- at least three of them Americans -- and wounded at least seven others, witnesses said.

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